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Principal's Message

Mr. Michael Steele, Principal

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Dear VMMS students and families,


Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! I am excited to work with staff and students to make this year a huge success. As most of you are aware, the registration process was quite different from what most District 130 parents are accustomed to. Thank you for your patience as we worked together to make this transition successful.






As we enter into the first few weeks of school, please keep the following in mind:


  • Doors to VMMS open at 7:55 a.m. every morning for students
  • 6th grade students enter through the doors on 123rd Street
  • 7th grade students enter through the doors on Grunewald
  • 8th grade students enter through the doors on Greenwood (Main Entrance) 
  • Students arriving to school after 8:00 a.m. will enter through the main entrance and will be considered tardy


* Please be patient in the morning for arrival and at dismissal

  • The school side of Greenwood Avenue is for busses at the end of the school day (please park in alternate location to pick your child up from school)
  • Most VMMS students walk to and from school (please use caution as you travel on the streets near and around the school)
  • All walkers need to be extremely cautious at all intersections (remind your child to check both directions before crossing)

* Please remind your child of our daily PBIS expectations at VMMS:


Be Safe


Be Respectful


Be Responsible


Please feel free to reach out should you have any questions. I can be reached by email at




Mr. Michael Steele


Principal-Veterans Memorial Middle School




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